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A brand-new yearlong investigation aims to bring us into the sinuous folds of the body: body as a revolutionary field, as a space for antagonism and freedom, as an area of self-definition, questioning new identities, gender, race, and humanity. Body/antibody dichotomy expresses the relation between presence and absence, disclosure and concealment, materiality and virtuality.

Featuring a cover by George Henry Longly, launched for the event of his solo show at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the curator Adélaïde Blanc investigates the strategies by which Longly questions presentation systems and visual codes; while Milovan Farronato focuses upon the artist’s work on epidermal surfaces, Lucia Pietroiusti initiates a discourse on implosion, collapse, and fall. All texts explore the complexity of Longly’s work, creating an intense dialogue with a series of enigmatic masks, created especially for the occasion.

Starting his new section, Mathieu Copeland talks about anti-bodies within the body of art institutions; in dialogue with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Barbara Hammer explains how the human body can become a space of freedom, action, and disruption; Vincent Honoré speaks with Eleanor Antin about her seminal work, CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture (1972), and her recent CARVING: 45 Years Later (2017); Ellen Blumenstein’s seven exemplary artworks, here accompanying Kate Cooper’s images, reflect upon the body as “an interface in which subject and collectivity meet and the scenario in which the relationship between the two elements is negotiated”; Ben Vickers’ conversation with Kenric McDowell extends their dialogue on the AI and the broader impact and cooperation between human and machine; Marianna Simnett, introduced by Maitreyi Maheshwari, presents a visual essay of bodies and their relation to abjection, horror and monstrosity.

The series of conversations continues with Donna Huanca and Venus Lau, discussing the skin and body as sculpted, painted and performed; Chris Sharp examines the corporeal materiality and flexibility of ektor garcia’s work; Piper Marshall’s 25 questions to Eric N. Mack help us identify the main interests of his research on tactile assemblages; fabrics are also the focus of the young artist and designer, Lou Dallas, interviewed by Fiona Alison Duncan; Manuel Solano is the protagonist of an intimate dialogue with João Mourão and Luís Silva, in which he reveals the profound reasons behind a performative work where body is exposed, transformed, and reimagined.

The new series of portraits introduce four different approaches to themes of racial, sexual, and anatomical identities: Wu Tsang—by Noemi Y. Molitor—Christina Quarles—with Claudia Mattos—Andrea Crespo —with Alise Upitis—and Tabita Rezaire—by Oulimata Gueye.

The HOT! section is devoted to three hot artists: Cooper Jacoby (introduced by Annie Godfrey Larmon), Carly Mark (by Katja Horvat), and Nicholas Cheveldave (by Lennart Wolff).

The first issue of CLUBBING fanzine, guest-edited by Martha Kirszenbaum, is also launched on the occasion of CURA. #27, including Dick Jewell with Jesse McKee, Fleur Breteau’s extract, Samuel Kirszenbaum photos, and an original downloadable mix by Palestinian DJ SAMA. The fanzine is available for the international distribution and subscribers only.

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Cura. No.24

Cover by Yves Scherer

Inside the Cover
Yves Scherer
by Abaseh Mirvali

Pop up Section
the Machine
A year-long section edited
by Anthony Huberman
Text by Robert Snowden
Images by Lutz Bacher

Portraits in
the Exhibition Space
Walter Hopps will be here in 20 minutes
by Lorenzo Benedetti

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Cura Magazine

Goldschmied & Chiari – La Démocratie Est Illusion

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Goldschmied & Chari
La Démocratie Est Illusion
Cura Books

La démocratie est illusion is a monographic publication by Goldschmied & Chiari, artists’ duo composed by Sara Goldschmied (1975) ed Eleonora Chiari (1971). The volume, published on the occasion of the solo exhibitions held at Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain in Brest and Villa Croce Museo d’arte contemporanea in Genova, collects the images of the works produced in the last two years on the relationship between the activities of the intelligence agencies and the practices of magic and illusionism in the Cold War era. The book accompanies the reader through an imaginary and real itinerary, between history and trickeries, from the installation and performance Hiding the Elephant – referring to the people who “mysteriously” disappeared, who were exiled or persecuted during the Cold War – to the last works of the series Untitled Views – digital prints on mirror in which the artists experiment the theatrical effects of colored smoke bombs. Along with the images, the book contains a conversation between Goldschmied & Chiari and Marcella Beccaria and the texts by Etienne Bernard and Ilaria Bonacossa, respectively curators of the show in Brest and Genova.

Dimension: 200 x 260 mm Hardcover
Pages: 134
Editor: Goldschmied & Chiari
Texts by: Marcella Beccaria, Etienne Bernard and Ilaria Bonacossa
Designed by Walter Santomauro
Edition of 1.000 copies
Year: 2016

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Cura 22 Magazine

Cover by Sol Calero

Inside the Cover
Sol Calero text by Adam Carr

Portraits in the Exhibition Space
Johannes Cladders’ anti-museum by Lorenzo Benedetti

Exhibition Literature
Expanded Literature. Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster by Jean-Max Colard

Spotlight
James Bridle. Seeing Like a Network in conversation with Ben Vickers

Spotlight
Self-Portrait as a City. Alex Israel in conversation with Gigiotto Del Vecchio

About
Anicka Yi’s Allegorical Bouquets by Chris Sharp

About
Kevin Beasley. Energy Accumulates by Rose Bouthillier

Artist’s Project
by Amy Yao

Spotlight
Philipp Timischl in conversation with Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou

A Visit To
Rodrigo Hernández in conversation with Joao Mourao & Luis Silva

Spotlight
ÅYR in conversation with Philipp Ekardt

Spotlight
Caroline Mesquita in conversation with Martha Kirszenbaum

HOT!
Debora Delmar Corp. by Judith Vrancken
Juliana Huxtable by Whitney Mallett
Sophie Jung by Frances Loeffler
Nancy Lupo by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer

Cura

Cura No.19

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CURA. No.19
WINTER 2015

Cover by Yoan Mudry

Cura No.16

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